Same sex marriage

FILE - In this Friday, July 22, 2016, file photo, Clay Hamilton, left, and Adrian Coman, a US-Romanian gay couple who were married in Belgium and seek legal recognition of their status in Romania smile during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania. The gay Romanian-American couple should enjoy the same rights as any married couple in the bloc, a top European Union legal adviser said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
January 11, 2018 - 8:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A gay Romanian-American couple should enjoy the same residency rights as other married couples in the European Union, a top EU legal adviser said in an opinion published Thursday. European Court of Justice Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said the key legal issue in the...
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In this photo provided by Rodney Croome, Lainey Carmichael, left, Roz Kitschke, right, and celebrant Jason Betts pose as they show Lainey and Roz's marriage certificate at their home in Franklin, south of Hobart, Australia Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. (Rodney Croome via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:53 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give...
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January 08, 2018 - 8:47 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election. Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State's website. She had announced in November she planned...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, a customer purchases marijuana at the Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on the first day that recreational marijuana was sold legally in California. In January 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a 2013 Obama Administration policy pledging that federal authorities would not crack down on marijuana operations in states where they were legal as long as the states maintained tight regulations. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
January 06, 2018 - 11:46 am
Lawmakers and others in Democratic-leaning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states' rights. That includes promoting concealed carry legislation and attacking sanctuary status for...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev smile during the United Russia party congress in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Putin has presented his vision for modernizing Russia, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote have been formally nominated for the race. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 9:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote were formally nominated for the race. Putin is running as an independent candidate, keeping a distance from the top Kremlin party, United...
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In this image made from video, newlywed couple, Amy Laker, left, and Lauren Price are interviewed during their ceremony in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period. Amy Laker, 29, and Lauren Price, 31, exchanged vows in Sydney because their families had to travel from Wales in the U.K. to attend what was to have been their commitment ceremony. (Channel 9 via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 10:03 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. Jan. 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to and is...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. Moore has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. But on the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Senate candidate is poised to win the state’s special election on Tuesday in a race that features extraordinary parallels with President Donald Trump’s White House run one year ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 08, 2017 - 11:28 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This...
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Same-sex marriage campaigners and volunteers cheer as they call on politicians to pass marriage equality legislation during rally outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 1:39 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's vote to allow same-sex marriage (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Five lawmakers have registered their opposition to Australia's bill allowing same-sex marriage across the nation. The bill passed Thursday by a majority that was not challenged, though...
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File - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, David Ermold, right, as he attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky. Ermold filed to run for county clerk on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, hoping to challenge Kim Davis, who two years ago told him “God’s authority” prohibited her from complying with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 06, 2017 - 11:26 am
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — David Ermold will return to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay. Only this time, he does not want a license. He wants Davis' job. Ermold filed to run for county clerk on...
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